F-35 JSF Program “Re-Baselined” for $6.53B More
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. in Ft. Worth, TX received a $6.53 billion modification to re-baseline the cost-plus-award-fee F-35 Joint Strike Fighter System Development and Demonstration contract (N00019-02-C-3002). That contract was originally awarded on Oct. 26, 2001, for $19 billion. Subsequent modifications have included:
- Feb 15, 2002: $59.6 million modification to perform international commonality trade studies and conduct necessary design work directly related to the Joint Strike Fighter Air System Design.
- Nov 10, 2003: $602.6 million modification that addresses differences in the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) International Partner Version. Lockheed Martin will also implement a manned tactical simulation (MTS) capability, hold MTS events for the international partners on the JSF Program and conduct planning for future efforts and upgrades.
- Feb 23, 2004: $9.2 million modification to revise the weapons capabilities in the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) systems development and demonstration baseline.
- Feb. 24, 2004: $52.4 million modification to remove the Automatic Carrier Landing System function and incorporate the Joint Precision Approach and Landing System in the JSF instead.
The recent modification thus brings total awards under this contract to $26.25 billion. It establishes the funding, technical requirements and schedule required to complete the re-baseline program and perform additional work associated with the integration of a P5 Combat Training System, Alternate Mission Equipment (AME) Survivability improvements, Shared Courseware Object Reference Model (SCORM) requirements, certification of the Precision Guided Bomb, and radar modifications.
Work will be performed in Ft. Worth, TX (75%); El Segundo, CA (15%); and Wharton, United Kingdom (10%), and is expected to be completed in October 2013. The Naval Air Systems Command in Patuxent River, MD issued the modification.